Jesus tried desperately to keep us within and connected to the Great Chain of Being by taking away from us the power to scapegoat and project onto enemies and outsiders: We were to keep the chain unbroken by not hating, eliminating or expelling the other. He commanded us to love the enemy and gave us himself as Cosmic Victim so we would get the point — and stop creating victims. But we are transformed into Christ slowly.

Richard Rohr, John Bookser Feister, Hope Against Darkness